The Pearson Institute Research and Innovation Fund

Each year, The Pearson Institute’s Research and Innovation Fund provides grants to University of Chicago faculty and PhD students conducting research on global conflict. Studies must be rooted in innovative, data-driven research that seeks to understand and reduce global conflict and demonstrates public policy impact.

Researchers awarded a Pearson Grant explore topics that are regionally and topically diverse, each with a focus on using quantitative social science to advance the study of conflict and the potential to advance public policy involving global conflict.

The application for the 2021-2022 grant cycle will open in October 2021.

The Pearson Institute Research and Innovation Fund 2021 Awardees


2021 Awardees

M. Albertus

Associate Professor, Department of Political Science

State-building and Rural Rebellion in Pre-Revolutionary France

J. Byun

PhD Candidate, Department of Political Science

Soldier, State: Society: Conscription and Battlefield Effectiveness in the Modern Era

M. Cabal

PhD Candidate, Department of Political Science

Reconstruction after Revolution: Literacy and Land Reform in Southern Mexico

A. Chandra

PhD Student, Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations

Neglected Terror: Bajrang Dal and Hindu Nationalism in India

H. Dancy

PhD Student, Department of Political Science

The Geo-referenced 19th Century Insurgencies

R. Mardini

PhD Candidate, Department of Political Science

Rebel in Society: Social Networks and the Regeneration of the Islamic State

L. Martínez

Assistant Professor, Harris Public Policy

Does Conflict Reduce Investment? Evidence from the Demand for Agricultural Credit in Colombia

L. Montenegro Helfer

PhD Candidate, Harris Public Policy

Market Access and Ethnic Identity

E. Osborn

Associate Professor, Department of History

The Anthropocene from the Edge of a West African River

R. Sánchez de la Sierra

Assistant Professor, Harris Public Policy

Insights into the Administration of Non-state Armed Organizations - Evidence from the Largest Militia of Eastern DRC

M. Stevens

PhD Student, Department of Political Science

Covert Violence and Shades of Deniability: Forced Disappearance Across Latin America

R. Wolfe

Assistant Instructional Professor, Harris Public Policy

Local Leaders' Role in Resolving Disputes: A Study of Farmer-Herder Conflict in Northern Nigeria

Previous Awardees